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Welcome to this

              championship event

           For more than 100 years, the IHSAA has enjoyed
           being a part of the journey to adulthood for thousands   Special Thanks To Our Hosts
           of young Hoosiers.  Knowing that the student-athletes
           we meet today will be the leaders of tomorrow, we are   Lucas Oil Stadium
           grateful for the opportunity to help them as they learn   500 South Capital Avenue • Indpls., IN  46255
           valuable life lessons through athletics.
                                                 Executive Director Barney Levengood
           Currently in Indiana, over 160,000 students from 410   Stadium Director Mike Fox
                                                 Event Coordinator Jennifer Ross
           different IHSAA member schools participate in high   Ticket Office Manager Mary Dyar
           school athletics.  From our perspective, participation in   Assistant Ticket Office Manager Stacy Yankauskas
           athletics is an integral part of the educational process.    Security Manager Kevin Deane
                           At the IHSAA we believe
                           that the athletic arena is an   State Finals Officials
                           extension of the classroom.    Don Corey, Ronald Day, Tim Filson, Doug Greenlee,
                           The national organization   Brian Holtz, P.J. Pitts, Kirk Robinson, Lawrence Sa-
                           for high school athletics, the   mano, Dave Senning, Justin Shippy, Greg Yergler,
                           National Federation of State   Curtis Yoder, Mark Christman (alternate).
                           High School Associations
                           (NFHS) has used the slogan,   State Finals Personnel
                           “Athletics, the other half of   Tournament Administrator
                           education.”  We believe that   Theresia Wynns, Assistant Commissioner
                           is a very accurate adage.    Tournament Assistants
                           There are many things to be   Barb Brouwer, Southport High School
           learned through athletics that may not be a part of the   Sharon Jackson, Franklin Central High School
           regular classroom setting including lessons such as,   Timer - Dr. Charles Leonard
                                                 Announcer - Scott Gregg
           self-discipline, the value of teamwork, the importance   Scorer - Clara Caito
           of dedication and commitment.  Each of these can   Officials - Carlonda Davis
           have a dramatic impact on today’s youth as they   Teams - Kris Nolan, Deb Day
           prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Whether   Pep Bands - Vicky Branson, Kathy Craig
           it’s their ability to deal with success or overcome great   Student Helpers/Awards - Tammy Wertman
           adversity, the important lessons learned will last a   Student Helpers - Lawrence Central Girls Basketball
           lifetime.  Each experience helps shape who one is and   National Anthem
           who they will become.                 Session I - Oak Hill H.S. Honors Choir
                                                 Session II - Audrey Schmaltz, Muncie Central H.S.
           For an organization such as ours, integrity is of primary   Presentation of Colors
                                                 Grissom Air Reserve Base - Peru, Indiana
           importance.  An uncompromising adherence to the   Athletic Training Staff
           principles of fair play and impartiality form the core of   Trainer - Steve Zook; Physician - Dr. Dan Kraft
           our value system.                     Methodist Sports Medicine - The Orthopedic Specialists
           We hope you are looking forward to the 2008-09   Program Credits
           school year with the same anticipation and enthusiasm   Publisher Blake Ress, Commissioner
           as the IHSAA staff and Board of Directors.  Editor Chris Kaufman, Communications Director
                                                 Editorial Assistance Toni Polizzi, Sports Admin. Intern
           Pure, wholesome, amateur, educational, inexpensive,   Printing Sport Graphics, Indianapolis
           local high school athletics has always been the objec-  Photography Visual Sports Network
           tive.  It is what we mean when we say…Pure Spirit.    Cover Design three-sixty group, Indianapolis
           Pure Sport!                                         IHSAA
                                                            P.O. Box 40650
           Cordially,                                  Indianapolis, IN 46240-0650
                                                            (317) 846-6601
           Blake Ress
           IHSAA Commissioner
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